The Charts Module - Introduction

The new Accord LMS Chart module provides instant snapshots of your most popular data. It can be added to any page, multiple times. It connects to the Reports module and pulls Report Definitions that are used as the Data Source.

How Charts Are Generated

It is important to know that all charts are created in conjunction with the Reports Module and a report will need to be defined, updated and generated, before a chart may be generated.

It is extremely important, that once any Report has been edited, to Update the Report, or else the edits will not reflect in the Chart you are attempting to generate.  When in doubt - Update.

Please see the Reports section to learn how to generate reports.

  • Run the Report Definition from the Report UI first, to make sure you have a good sample with meaningful data.
  • When mapping the Report Columns to the Chart Data Types, be sure to match text to text data types and numeric to numeric data types.
  • Text Report Columns can be used for both Data and Primary Grouping Chart Assignments.  
  • Primary Groupings are used for the Legend items.


Charts are HTML5 compliant and dynamically re-size for any device size. You can place any number of Chart modules on any page you want. Since the Chart displays are calculated in a scheduled task, they load immediately, no matter how many there are on a page.

Enterprise Support

Charts can display data for both internal and external Teams, even if hosted on additional portals. Also, the Chart display is generated for each possible LMS Admin Type, so Team Admin will only see data that is associated with their Team.

Additional Information

For a brief tutorial overview on Charts, please see this short video;